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Re: Restoring stuff trough guest interaction proxy

Post by hyvokar » Aug 02, 2016 9:57 am

Haven't heard of support for some time, so I went ahead and removed the Enterprise Manager. Restore directly to customers network (without preferred networks) is now working again. Cannot confirm, that it's because of EM, but that's only change made in the system.
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Re: Restoring stuff trough guest interaction proxy

Post by foggy » Aug 02, 2016 11:32 am

Have you installed EM on the backup server or guest interaction proxy?

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Re: Restoring stuff trough guest interaction proxy

Post by hyvokar » Aug 02, 2016 1:03 pm

backup server
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Re: Restoring stuff trough guest interaction proxy

Post by foggy » Aug 02, 2016 4:19 pm

Not sure how this can affect restores... Could you please check whether the machine with console installed is specified as a mount host for the corresponding repository?

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Re: Restoring stuff trough guest interaction proxy

Post by hyvokar » Aug 03, 2016 5:42 am

No it isnt. I cannot use that server as a mount server, since mount server has to have a network connection to vcenter. I'm using backup server as a mount server.
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Re: Restoring stuff through guest interaction proxy

Post by billcouper » Jul 11, 2018 1:45 am

Is this still a requirement? Installing a VBR console on every guest interaction proxy just to be able to do restores? This is a great joke.
As hyvokar pointed out, this basically defeats the purpose of the guest interaction proxy, for us at least.
For a hosting provider, it is impractical to install VBR consoles inside every customer environment.

edit: on second thought, this is actually FAR WORSE than first thought.... this means that firewall ports need to be open from customer environment to our Veeam server?????? this is completely unacceptable and is totally rubbish imo... a large part of putting in a guest interaction proxy is to get the application-level restores... which now can't be done because of SECURITAH!

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Re: Restoring stuff through guest interaction proxy

Post by hyvokar » Jul 19, 2018 6:36 pm

Hi,
yes, this was/is a major design flaw what comes to hosting services.
I resigned ~2years ago, so I'm not sure how things are handled nowadays, but back then we made a ton of scripts (two for each customer) which would open and close the ports on the windows firewall that was needed when we needed to do a restore. Major PITA.
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Re: Restoring stuff through guest interaction proxy

Post by foggy » Aug 10, 2018 12:52 pm

Guest interaction proxy cannot be used for restores. In case you cannot have mount server in the VM network, restore can be performed over VIX.

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Re: Restoring stuff through guest interaction proxy

Post by Gostev » Aug 10, 2018 12:56 pm 1 person likes this post

All, we're looking at enabling restores through guest interaction proxies (short-term roadmap). Thanks!

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Re: Restoring stuff through guest interaction proxy

Post by hyvokar » Aug 14, 2018 8:08 pm

Too late for me, but probably very useful for others :-)
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